About your Search

20100101
20100131
STATION
MSNBC 49
FOXNEWS 43
CNN 42
CSPAN 14
CSPAN2 10
WJLA (ABC) 9
WMAR (ABC) 6
WUSA (CBS) 6
HLN 3
WBAL (NBC) 3
WTTG 3
WBFF (FOX) 2
WJZ (CBS) 2
WMPT (PBS) 2
WRC (NBC) 2
CNBC 1
( more )
LANGUAGE
English 198
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 198 (some duplicates have been removed)
the previous administration richard reid the shoe boomer, zacarias moussaoui, others all were charged and tried in criminal court and sentenced some cases to life imprisonment. just because somebody is going be put into the criminal legal process does not mean that we don't have other opportunities to get information from them. >> chris: let me ask you specifically. after abdulmutallab not lawyered up did he stop cooperating with authorities and stop talking? >> i will not address what he did before or after he talked with his lawyer. we got information and we continue to have opportunities to do that. as you talk with the lawyers and you talk with the individuals as they recognize what they are facing as far as the charges, conviction and possible sentence there are opportunities to continue to talk about it. fbi has some of the best interrogators and debriefers in the world and so i'm confident that we will continue to be able to work the system and see whether or not. >> chris: once he gets his mir ran a dmiranda rights he doesne to speak at all. >> but there are ways he can do that. >> chri
was glaring. >> paul: what about the argument that we've tried richard reid the shoe bomber, criminal court we tried zacharias moussaoui the alleged 20th hijacker, those went well why not abdulmutallab? >> two points. first of all richard reid was apprehended barely three months after 9/11. we didn't have any of the procedures in place, although we had an order authorizing military commissions we had none of the elaborate procedures in place. >> now these those are well established. >> we didn't have our act together so he was put in a civil court ultimately it worked. as far as moussaoui is concerned my judgment is it did not work. he pleaded guilty. and his sentencing proceeding took over a year. the appeals took four years. i don't consider that working. that's not a success story. >> paul: you've heard this from john brennan senior white house counter terrorism official, you can do a plea agreement with somebody like abdulmutallab. talk with his lawyer say in return for perhaps a lower sentence, now you will cooperate. we do that all the time with criminal defendants, can it work in this c
administration. richard reid, padilla, ferris, others all were charged and tried in criminal court and sentenced. some cases to life in prisonment. just because somebody is going to be put in the criminal legal process does not mean that we don't have other opportunities to get information from them. >> chris: wait, wait. let me ask you specifically. after abdulmutallab got lawyered up, did he stop cooperating with authorities? did he stop talking? >> i'm not going to address exactly what he did before or after he was -- he talked with his lawyer. we got information and we continue to have opportunities to do that. as you talk with the lawyers and you talk with the individuals, as they recognize what they're facing as far as the charges, conviction and possible sentence, there are opportunities to continue to talk about it. f.b.i. has some of the best interrogators in the world. so i'm confident that we're going to continue to be able to work the system and see whether or not -- >> chris: once he has miranda rights he doesn have to speak at all. >> he doesn't have to, but he knows certain things
successfully put the shoe bomber, richard reid, behind bars. will they have that kind of success with the underwear bomber? in about two hours, the suspect accused of trying to blow up a a detroit-bound plane where a bomb in his pants will appear in court. he arrived at the federal courthouse an hour ago, he's been locked up at a prison about 50 miles southwest of detroit until now. jon: this just into the fox news room, take a look, haw thorn, california, a little southwest of lax airport, we understand that a big rig has somehow gone into a cravass or maybe a sinkhole. it's described as a sinkhole but looks more like a roadside sort of canyon, it's about 50 feet down, we're told, apparently left that highway there where you see the fire trucks and rescue vehicles parked. these helicopter shots coming into us from our friends kabc and for that we thank them but there as you zoom in, you can see this thing is quite a mess, all happening in haw thorn, california. we're told one person is trapped, presumably the driver of this rig, a tractor trailer rig, stuck in a pretty nasty sit
with richard reid. >> actually, i remember it right after the news broke on the attempted christmas day bombing. peter king and others coming out and trying to stand with the president. and not being partisan. but i think to answer your question, the question is, less safe than what. i think the answer is, the obama administration being less safe? yes, less safe than the previous bush administration. and if you look -- >> what proof do we have of that? >> specifically how? i'll answer your question. first, let me praise the obama administration for doing things right, by copying a lot of the bush policy anti-terror proposals and surging in afghanistan. these are good moves. but he's also treated some of these terrorists like civilians. for instance, after the christmas day bombing, the suspect was given miranda rights and stopped talking. he lawyered up. >> he doesn't deserve a lawyer. he deserves to be interrogated as a war criminal. >> if you're saying they're making us less safe because of the bush administration and they took the exact same action with this guy as the bush administration di
? >> the problem with profiling is if you take that approach, you're going to miss the richard reids who do not fit the profile. what we have in this case was the failure to act on a credible report from the terrorist's father, that should, at the very least, have caused the state department to revoke his visa. to me, that is the biggest question. why wasn't this individual's visa revoked once we had such a credible report that he posed a threat? that, to me, is an even bigger failure than the failure to screen him effectively. it's also obvious that we need to employ technology better. in the screening systems. it is -- it is unacceptable that nine years or eight years after richard reid used the exact same explosive that we stl don't have a system in place that can detect that kind of explosive. >> now that abdulmutallab is in custody, should he be brought to trial in federal criminal court? >> no, i think that's a very serious mistake. look, president obama said yesterday, abdulmutallab was trained by al qaeda in the peninsula equipped by al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, and directed by them t
on approach to detroit. he's being tried like the shoe bomber richard reid was in criminal court, not before a military tribunal. senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin joins us along with national security analyst peter bergen and kirk lippold, former commander of the "uss cole," which was, of course, attacked in yemen. jeff, 22 republican senators wrote to president obama this evening complaining that this guy was being tried in criminal court, that he's not being tried in military. what they are saying is look, in a military investigation, he could be questioned for as long as necessary, though the u.s. no longer tortures, he couldn't just lawyer up basically. >> well, in theory that might be true, but in fact the rules aren't really that different between a criminal court and a military tribunal. and the incredible advantage the government has in a criminal court is certainty. we don't know that the military tribunal system will be approved by the united states supreme court. no major cases have been prosecuted in a military tribunal since world war ii. we know that if he goes into the unit
bomber, richard reid, or than eight years ago. but today i want to discuss another failure, a failure that occurred after abdul mutallab had already been detained by authorities in the troy, an error that undoubtedly prevented the collection of valuable intelligence about future terrorist threats to our country. this failure occurred when the obama justice department unilaterally decided to treat this foreign terrorist as an ordinary criminal. abdul mutallab was questioned for less than one hour before the justice department advised him that he could remain silent and offered him an attorney at our expense. once of for the protection our constitution guarantees american citizens, this foreign terrorist lawyered up and stopped talking. when the obama administration decided to treat him as an ordinary criminal, it did so without the input of our nation's top intelligence officials. the director of national intelligence was not consulted. the secretary of defense was not consulted. the secretary of homeland security was not consulted. the director of the national counter-terrorism center
richard reid the shoe bomber in criminal car, we've tried moussaoui in criminal court and those went away. with not abdulmutallab. >> two points, richard reid you remember was apprehended barrel three months after 9/11, we didn't have any of the procedures in place although we had an order authorizing military commissions, we had none of the elaborate procedures in place for military-- pro verbally we didn't have our act together. he was put in a civilian court, it worked. as far as moussaoui is, that did not work, he pleaded guilty, he didn't contest his guilt and his sentencing proceeding took over a year. the appeals took four years, i don't consider that working. >> paul: that's not a success? >> that's not a success story. >> paul: the other argument, you've heard this from john brennan, the senior white house counterterrorism, you can basically have a plea agreement with abdulmutallab and in return for a lower sentence and now you'll cooperate and we do this with criminal defendants and could work in this case? >> two problems with this, most of the stage that we do this most of wha
they in terms of the hundreds of terrorists who were prosecuted in the federal court system, like richard reid? >> let's hear what senator-elect scott brown had to say in his victory speech to know what's changed in the atmosphere. >> i believe, and i know all of you believe, that our constitution and laws exist to protect this nation. they do not grant rights and privileges to enemies in wartime. [ applause ] and dealing with terrorists? our tax dollars -- our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them and not lawyers to defend them. >> joy, your response to senator-elect scott brown? >> i want to see ksm brought to justice. and if we follow the senator's logic, i don't think he would be brought to justice under the military tribunal. i think the supreme court will knock down certain parts of it. hearsay is admission anybody a military tribunal. hearsay is not admissible in a federal court of law. why would we take that risk and go down that road? >> let's take a look at what the president said last night. >> look, reid, the shoe bomber, he should have been taken off the plane and interr
. the fact is the bush administration did exactly the same thing with the shoe bomber. richard reid. did the same thing with jose padilla. it's actually been a proven and very effective way of not only getting information, but getting justice. but that hasn't stopped, as i said, either steele or palin. and they're as probably representative figures as you can get. and they're going to go after president obama because this is what republicans do and it's what they've done arguably since at least 1972, if not 1966. >> bill o'reilly just said that al qaeda thugs have no rights and should be shot on sight which leaves out that part of the e. quation which is if somebody says bill o'reilly is an al qaeda thug, unfortunately he never gets to safe, no, i'm not. that's thrown in as a reminder in the flaw in the logic behind the palins and the rest of them on that point. let's get to some practicalities and their political impact. mr. obama, i thought, was startling when he said that this prison camp that was created by bush and cheney at gitmo was one of the explicit rationales for al qaeda in t
that followed, the attempt to blow up an airline by shoe bomber richard reid. senator john cornyn of texas says the president's preoccupation with health care reform hurt the fight against terrorism. and peter king says one thing the president should do to fix terror policies is use the word terrorism more often. michael sheen is an nbc news terrorism analyst, paul butler, former federal prosecutor. as i welcome you both, michael, using the word terrorism more often, what would that achieve in. >> actually, i think words do matter somewhat. i'm actually quite surprised they haven't used the word terrorism with the case of major hasan that killed 13 of its people, clearly linked to an al qaeda imam. it's appropriate to use it. but you can overuse it. the bush administration maybe overused it. maybe the obama administration could use it a little bit more. i don't know why they don't use it in the case of ft. hood. >> paul, tell me about the parallels you see. is there a need to be drawn between these two administrations, the obama administration and the bush administration and their approach to f
. oddly, the bush administration indictment against richard reid the shoe bomber specified his training at al qaeda camps in afghanistan, training in the use of weapons of mass destruction against the agencies of the united states. and when he was sentenced richard reid announced his, quote, allegiance to osama bin laden. of course, ms. hughes, if you know more about richard reid and al qaeda maybe if you know they weren't in fact connected after all, please tell us so. and tell us why if you're not just a sleazy liar this little detail has been withheld from the american public by your administration for seven years. the runner-up, dean serby described by "the washington post" on saturday as the managing director of a tax services company. in the article he slimed the haitian relief fund established by rapper wyclef jean. it is unclear if he was merely responding to tax documents posted on the website smoking gun or if he helped get them out there or helped publicize them once they were out there but in any event he went into full slime mode. it seems clear, he told "the post" that a s
think the president's responded appropriately in now re-examining all our procedures. when richard reid, the shoe bomber of several years ago, when that occurred, i don't recall the same kind of political finger pointing that is going on today. >> i agree, eleanor. but let's remember that first of all richard reid happened just in the wake of 9/11. we were not organized in the way that we are today with military tribunals. he also was an american citizen who admitted his guilt. so it is very different than what we're dealing with now. >> karen, it wasn't the week of 9/11. it was december, right on the eve of christmas. again for republicans to complain that where's president obama on the eve of christmas, how come he doesn't break his vacation and talk to the american people, president bush on the eve of christmas, it had already been four days since richard reid and the president hadn't said a word. >> that's true. and whether the bomb was in the underwear or the shoe, the reality is the man got on a plane, he had paid cash, he didn't have luggage. there were other things even before t
. >> especially given that the details of this seem so similar to richard reid, which happened just a few months after 9/11. but in any case, we're going to ask our panel to stick around. cia special agent jack rice, and terrorism analyst michael sheehan, and mike whitaker. we're waiting for president obama to speak, presumably at 4:30 eastern time. we're about 20 minutes, again, the president will detail his findings that he just asked for a couple of days ago. the latest narrative that is declassified about how abdulmutallab was able to get on that flight to detroit. and the president expected to go through in some detail all the warning signs. we also anticipate the president will detail some of what his administration plans to do about correlating some of the information within these agencies. lock lid. hear that? seals it tight. smells like fresh ground. fresh fresh fresh fre-- that's our favorite part. ...fresh! (announcer) taste why maxwell house is good to the last drop. i just want fewer pills and relief that lasts all day. take 2 extra strength tylenol every 4 to 6 hours?!? taking 8 pi
still resonates around washington. >> it's accepted that eight years or nine years, bomber richard reid used the exact same explosive that we still don't have a system in place to detect that kind of explosive. >> and building up, security seems to be at the forefront ever since al qaeda's attack ten years ago, highlighting just how deadly the organization has come to come. jeremy. >> thanks. abc news' martha raddatz is in yemen and will be reporting on a situation there. you can see her reports on "world news" with diane sawyer and on "good morning america." >>> and in afghanistan, four service members have been killed in two separate bombings. a british soldier also died in one of the incidents. these are the first combat-related deaths this year. >>> many students are heading back to school from single digit windchills in the northeast, and florida's longest cold snap in a decade. and as one meteorologist said, the eastern half of the country is in the ice box. >> reporter: residents along the great lakes are used to near whiteout conditions, but not inside the football stadiums, the
terrorists? >> it worked for richard reid, it should work for the nigerians. >> how about that, setting the pace for reid. [ all talking at once ] >> hold it, there was a mistake. >> that was a mistake? >> sure it was. >> why? >> khalid shaikh mohammed has been water boarded 170 times. >> he wants to flatten down what it means. [ all talking at once ] >> he's been tortured. >> i'm glad you concede that now. >> 187 times. >> you want to flatten down what it means to be an american citizen, that's what you want. >> that's another debate, john. [ all talking at once ] >>> we'll be right back with predictions. when planning for retirement these days, the forecast is full of ifs. if i'm too exposed to downturns. if i'll go through my savings too fast. to help you feel more confident consider putting a portion of your savings in a metlife variable annuity. when the market goes up, it gives your assets a potential to grow. while protecting you if the market goes down with a steady stream of income. let america's number one annuity provider help you stay on course with guarantees for the if in
a former u.s. attorney for the district of massachusetts. he prosecuted shoe-bomber richard reid and mike, it's great to see you. i think that people are most upset by the fact this guy was questioned for 50 minutes and then mirandized said he had the right to remain silent and that was all he got out of him. he spoke for 15 minutes and the actionable intelligence we could have got beyond that is now lost we believe. >> well, just a glimpse of intelligence i'm sure in the 15 minutes and let's face it. experience shows that when a defendant is told he has a right to remain silent they typically do these aren't typical defendants. these are obviously terrorists who pledged their allegiance to al-qaeda and are committed to destroying our country and what we stand for. trace: i was listening to robert gibbs talk chris wallace this weekend and gibbs sad they got what they needed 15 minutes was enough they got what they need. you know you helped prosecute the shoe-bomber richard reid. how much more could we have gleaned from abdulmutallab had we sent him to the military to those who gather high
, richard reid, the issue bomber, -- the shoe bomber, all of which were tried in criminal court and sentenced. just because a person is born to be put into the criminal legal process, it does not mean that we have -- we do not have other opportunities to get information from them. >> after he loitered up, did he stopped talking? >>-- after he lawyered up, did he stop talking? >> we got information. as you talk with the lawyers and individuals, as they recognize what they are facing as the charges, conviction and possible sentence, there are opportunities to talk about it. the fbi has some of the best interrogators in the world. i am confident it -- confident we can work the system to cut his miranda rights. he does not have to speak at all. >> there are certain things on the table. if he wants to engage with us and a productive manner, there are ways he can do that. >> why not treat him? you have the right to treat him as an enemy combatants? why not do that if he has more legible intelligence about the future attacks, doesn't the president had an opportunity to irresponsibility
. let's take an exame, for instance. richard reid, the shoe bomber was from england and he would not have been spped underthesens go, would he? >> no. there e what? 200 countes around the rld. what happens if the next attack or attempted attack mes from maysia or canada? but let m say this. what i he comes fm this chrimas day event is that tsa steps backnde-evaluates its approach to securitynd gets away from whatas beeno this point kind of a wasteful fixation wh sharp objects and harmless liquids i've bn saying in wring for eight years tha the primary threat to commercial aircraf is notox cutrs. it iexplosives. whenou goack to 9/11, what the hackers exploited that day s not a weakness in airport security what weapons theused really di't matter themsels could have mad aeadly sharpbject out of anything. what they wer taking advantage of was aoophole in our mindset. our understanding of what hijackings were and h they folded. all thatas changed now. so a box cutter is really usels to a terrorist. what's not useless is an explive device. >> israel has been, seems like an oious target
. pliticians are calling for change. >> it is unacceptable that nine years or eight years after richard reid use the exact same explosive that we still do not have a system in place that can detect that kind of explosive. >> it is time to take a fresh, non-partisan look, not knock down the department of homeland's security, but to fix them and build them up. >> starting at midnight, there's a new normal for international passengers traveling to the u.s. trade to all received heightened random screening and 100% of the passengers from terrorism- prone countries will be patted down and other items surged. >> the president will return to washington for work tomorrow morning, cutting his vacation one day short. first on the list is a series of new questions about national security. >> the u.s. and british embassies in yemen are closed because of concerns of a terror attack. officials say there are indications terrorists are planning attack in the capital city and the embassies could be a target. we do not know when the buildings will reopen. in 2008, 17 people, including one american, were kille
, the bush administration did exactly the same thing with the shoe bomber, richard reid, did the same thing with jose padilla. it's been a proven and very effective way of not only getting information, but getting justice. that hasn't stopped as i said, either steele or palin, and they're probably as representative figures as can you get. and they're going to go after president obama because this is what republicans do, and it's what they've done arguably since at least 1972, if not 1966. >> bill o'reilly just said that al qaeda thugs have no rights and should be shot on sight. if somebody says, hey, bill o'reilly is an al qaeda thug, unfortunately he never gets to say, no, i'm not. i was just throwing in the reminder of the flaw in that logic. let's get to the political impact. mr. obama was startling when he said this prison camp that was created by bush and cheney at gitmo was one of the explicit rationales for the creation of that group in the arabian peninsula, the yemeni group we're talking about. is that not a major headline here, the republican initiative that abandon american princ
an operation over christmas day that has the exact same concept of operations as the richard reid attack eight years ago. before 9/11, 9/11 was the third large complex, intercontinental operation that al qaeda had mounted. they blew up two embassies si l simaltaneously and then they conducted 9/11, all three of these operations deploying operatives and staging them in another place and conducting fairly complex operations with a number of moving parts. and then you see this christmas bombing that's basically an attempt to replicate what they tried with richard reid eight years ago with a somewhat more sophisticated explosive device but the same concept. what does this tell us? it tells us that al qaeda is still at war with us, they're still trying to kill us, but their operational capability has been degraded and remains somewhat degraded. >> these are very different than the 9/11 attack and the cole bombing and embassy bombing eight years ago. they are lower level, but what they show is that this is a lower level threat but the al qaeda franchises in other areas, in this case, arabian penins
over christmas day that has the exact same concept of operations as the richard reid attack eight years ago. and before 9/11, 9/11 was the third large complex intercon tin ann ental operation. they blew up two embassies simultaneously. they conducted 9/11. all three of these operations where they are deploying operatives on a transcontinental basis, staging them in another place, and conducting fairly complex operations with the number of moving parts. and then you see this christmas bombing that's basically an attempt to replicate what they tried with richard reid eight years ago with a somewhat more sophisticated explosive device but the same concept. what's this tell us? it tells us that al qaeda is still at war with us and they are still trying to kill us. but their operational capability has been degraded and remains somewhat degraded. >> these are very different than the 9/11 attack and cole bombing and embassy bombing eight years ago. much more opportunistic as you say. lower level. what they show us is that this is still a very active threat and that the al qaeda franchises in o
exactly like the one that happened this christmas day. three months after 9/11, richard reid tried to blow up a u.s.-bound airliner with explosives that had been hidden in his shoes. so whatever we were doing with our 9/12 mentality, it wasn't enough to prevent that. our 9/12 mentality also wasn't able to prevent the growth and maturation of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula in somali, and saudi arabia small enough to pull off strikes like the one on the u.s. coffins late in jeddah saudi arabia in 2004 that left nine left. the attack on oil compounds in al kubar in saudi arabia that left 2 it it people dead and the brutal murder of american engineer paul johnson also in saudi arabia in 2004. an article in sunday's "washington post" detailed the extent to which the united states missteps in yemen allowed al qaeda to expand and grow there as well. this super focused 9/12 mentality that conservatives now say we need to return to also wasn't able to capture the perpetrators of 9/11. as we learned incidentally from last week's suicide bombing that killed seven cia officers in khost, afghanistan
reid's comments. there is a double standard here. when richard reid was discovered trying to detonate a bomb on a transatlantic flight, it took president bush six days to comment and the comments were more laudatory to the crew. by the way, we should in fact command the flight crew and the passengers who really saved a potential disaster. but the situation is such that the president has focussed on terrorism and counterterrorism, more than any other president. he took office under the spectra of that. he's taking steps. he was -- >> chris: are you saying heee focussed more on terrorism than george w. bush? >> i think he came in to office with the notion that the whole, the major exessential threat to united states was the terrorism attack in the country. there was a profound emphasis on al-qaeda and terrorism up until i think the decision to go into iraq and then the operations in iraq consumed all of the energy. the situation in yemen has deteriorated over the last several years, because of a concentration on iraq, a concentration on efforts that are tangential at best to al-qaeda. t
on an airline and fly over the atlantic? >> well, for heaven's sake was anybody fired when richard reid the shoe bomber was allowed to get on a plane and almost blew it up? just as abdulmutallab did? i don't think so. in fact, president obama has handled this much the same way president bush handled richard reid. >> chris, you remember jack kennedy after the bay of pigs. he called in allen dulles and said in the british system i go and the american system you go. he went, his deputy went. a whole bunch of them went. you guys got to go. that's accountability. >> i don't think we're elevating this to the bay of pigs. i certainly hope not. this was a troubled -- >> americans dead over detroit isn't a big problem. >> they didn't die, pat, for heaven's sake. >> why didn't they die? >> they didn't die in part because passengers helped to stop the attack but also because the guy didn't have the proper detonation devices. our security is good enough to stop them from -- >> hadn't our cia -- how did our cia prevent him from having the proper detonation? >> it was security. it wasn't the cia. it was secur
waited i think six days before doing much about richard reid the shoe bomber. >> well, i think you've got to go back here and look at the way this president has dealt with terror since he's been in office and the point of that ad was this notion that you cannot win a war if you're treating it as sort of an inconvenient sideline. >> wow. what a rhetorical duck. it's like she didn't even hear the question. let's see that again on the instant replay. >> president bush waited, i think, six days before doing much about richard reid the shoe bomber. >> well, i think that you've got to go back here and look at -- okay. stop. freeze it. all right. this is the key part of the interview. liz cheney, why are you hitting president obama for waiting four days before he talked about an attempted attack when president bush waited six days? that's the question. and it's a good one. here's her answer. now, watch her mouth as she opens it and closes it and words come out. >> the way this president has dealt with terror since he's been in office. >> that's it. right there. she gets asked about president bus
palin to be blasting the president on this? under the bush administration, richard reid was put into the court system. >>> as was zacarias moussaoui, the convicted 20th terrorist on 9/11. of course, it's not fair. but as a democrat, it is great. you know? there are thoughtful and responsible and expert critics in the republican party on national security. earlier john negroponte was on who had served president bush and many others. tom ridge former homeland security director. general powell, of course, maybe the most respected man in america. these voices then get drowned out by sarah palin, dick cheney, and i have to say this, as a political operative, there is nothing the white house wants more than to see sarah palin, dick cheney, discredited people, attacking them. that rallies normal person to their side. if the republicans were wise, they would have more of their thoughtful critics out there like those others that i named. >> but, ron, you say it is wrong for this guy to be put into the court system. >> it is wrong. when zacarias moussaoui was brought up in trial in alexan
in federal court, when president bush made the exact same decision about the shoe bomber richard reid back in 2002 senator bond after facing those questions decided to double down apparently without checking his own record. the senator is now seeking to go back in time to try to create the impression that he was against the shoe bomber being charged in federal court back in 2002. now calling it a mistake. even though senator bond made not one peep of protest about that at the time. in fact, at the time, the justice department, the bush justice department, was prosecuting richard reid, at that time, senator kit bond was asked specifically if he had any criticism of the bush justice department's role in fighting terrorism. senator bond said he had none. >> i believe that the department of justice is observing constitutional guidelines and safeguards, but they're going after people who come from areas of the world which might spawn terrorists, and i think that's appropriate. >> in 2002 he said what the justice department was doing was appropriate. now looking back on it he says, back in 2002
successfully. so they have been convicted, the likes of richard reid. he's sitting in a maximum security prison in colorado right now for the rest of his life. frankly, that makes complete sense. i love the transparency of it and i love the fact that it could have been done in lower manhattan. the perfect place. not that far from where so many americans were killed. >> i represented the gentleman who subdued richard reid. i participated in the terrorist trial at one point and i have to tell you something, that this provocative event, these trials, are exactly what these terrorists want. i do not recall in the history books our going into a civilian court in hawaii because of the pearl harbor attacks. when we bring this into the civilian mainstream, we are reminding the children, the citizens who watch this that this is a trial. these are combatants. these are people that didn't wear uniforms, that killed. these are the worst of all of the terrorists because they killed terrorists on u.s. soil. therefore, we need to protect not only methods and procedures, but the information and the lawyers fro
. in which he seemed to insist that the richard reid shoe bombing, with i happened in december 2001, somehow magically was a pre-9/11 event. >> this is something you react to immediately. not ten days later after your vacation. >> president bush took six days once. >> well, first of all, six -- >> similar incident. >> six days is less than ten. i believe that's six days was before the september 11th attack. >> no, no, that's not -- huh-uh. the only reason people thought of yunl for the republican party is because of his supposed expertise. the supposed expertise he had about terrorism and national security because he had been the mayor of new york city when it was attacked on september 11th. >> i'm not talking about september 11th just because it's september 11th. september 11th is part of our debate. what i did on september 11th. not just september 11th. not september 11th. nothing to do with september 11th. >> rudy giuliani's whole brand as a politician has been based on 9/11. something which he appears to have politically exploited so much that he's lost the capacity to deal with it as a
, the justice department, the bush justice department, was prosecuting richard reid, at that time, senator kit bond was asked specifically if he had any criticism of the bush justice department's role in fighting terrorism. senator bond said he had none. >> i believe that the department of justice is observing constitutional guidelines and safeguards, but they're going after people who come from areas of the world which might spawn terrorists, and i think that's appropriate. >> in 2002 he said what the justice department was doing was appropriate. now looking back on it he says, back in 2002 that was a huge mistake. huge mistake to use the justice department for this sort of thing. how dare obama do this now? this thing i said at the time was appropriate? then there's republican senator jim demint of south carolina. after facing pressure for putting an indefinite hold on president obama's nominee to run transportation security, mr. demint has now sort of caved saying that he'll allow a vote on the tsa nominee as long as he gets time to debate the nomination on the senate floor. well, caving on
courts. senator kyl talked about a double standard with respect to harry reids who comments. when richard reid was discovered trying to detonate a bomb on the transatlantic flight it took president bush six days to comment and the comments were more laudatory towards the crew. by the way, we should thank the passengers and crew who saved a potential disaster. the president has focused on terrorism and counter terrorism more than any other president. he is taking steps. >> chris: are you saying that he is focused more on terrorism than george w. bush? >> i think he came into office with the notion that the whole -- the major threat to the united states was the terrorism attacks in the country. there was a profound emphasis on al-qaeda and terrorism up until i think the decision to go into iraq. and then the operations in iraq consumed all of the energy. the situation in yemen has deteriorated over the last several years because of a concentration on iraq and a concentration on efforts tran gential at best to al-qaeda. this president understands that the threat to the country are bands of a
? as it was then? yes. richard reid the shoe bomber told us by his actions that there was an attempt to bring on explosive materials to an airplane. we needed to determine whether or not a passenger had it. remember, richard reid was examined not once, but twice. not on one day, but two days and still managed to board an airplane. that was eight years ago. we should be doing a lot better. i compliment the president on taking responsibility for what happened this time. we have haven't done a good job. i would recommend we also take a look at accountability. somebody slip and somebody needs to pay for it. maybe it will send a message. >> neil: with that someone, the obvious name mentioned is janet napolitano, homeland of security director. should she be that person? >> i don't know who the someone is who slipped. i tend to believe somehow heads of agencies are not hands-on people. i don't know if her predecessors would have done differently from what she did this time. this is not an endorsement of janet napolitano or anybody else that preceded her. but let me say that there are things we know
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 198 (some duplicates have been removed)

Terms of Use (10 Mar 2001)